The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has announced a Nonprofit Impact Initiative Capacity-building grants to support organizations serving populations 60 and over, as well as grant dollars available for organizations serving all sectors of the community.
Donor Name: Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Counties: Brown County (WI), Door County (WI), Kewaunee County (WI), Oconto County (WI)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/15/2022
Grant Size: $1,000 to $7,500
Grants will be awarded to assist eligible organizations with dedicated capacity-building efforts. A typical application will involve the cost of hiring third-party expertise.
Examples of such efforts could include, but are not limited to:
- Board training that enhances organizational capacity in the areas of recruitment, orientation, or retention
- Board governance (examples include officers, committees, effective meeting facilitation, accountability)
- Development and activation of ad hoc or board committees
- Leadership development
- Organization/Board Planning (annual/strategic)
- Financial management oversight (budgets and financial reporting)
- Development of volunteer recruitment, management, retention best practices
- Development of best practices in nonprofit management
- Development of succession plans (leadership and non-leadership levels)
- Technology (use/implementation, needs assessment, planning)
- Communications/Marketing planning
- Service (design, evaluation, record keeping)
- Project management training
- Staff development and training (team building, performance management, staffing structure)
- Hiring of consultant to increase capacities (staff, board, organizational)
- Creation of peer-to-peer learning opportunities
- Establishment and implementation of lean process improvements
Grants awards will typically range from $1,000 to $7,500 for one year. Grant awards are non-renewable.
What They Do Not Fund
- Annual appeals, capital campaigns, feasibility studies or other fundraising activities or events
- Religious activities or programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious organizations, groups, denominations or beliefs
- Debt retirement, debt financing, reduction of operating deficit or replenishment of resources used to pay for such purposes
- Lobbying or legislative activities
- Capital improvements
- Expenses occurring before the grant is awarded
- Efforts serving those outside of rural Northeast Wisconsin
- Contractors who actually perform the work, as differentiated from consultants who train and teach to build capabilities
- Direct service program support
- Projects that add to staff member or provide board volunteer compensation
- Organizational expenses unrelated to the capacity-building project
All applicants must meet the following:
- Be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS.
- Directly serve Brown, Door, Kewaunee or Oconto counties.
- Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability, or national origin.
- Have an operating budget of under $3,000,000.
For more information, visit Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.